Accessible Agricultural Education
We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s agricultural workforce to ensure a vibrant industry that enhances rural prosperity.
Agriculture needs a diverse, innovative and adaptable workforce with updated technical and professional skills. However, barriers may exist for many in accessing post-secondary opportunities.
How CSU is Responding
Expanding Workforce Pathways by Engaging Youth
- Exploring college credit for FFA and 4H experiences
- Growing agricultural literacy at CSU Spur
- Immersing middle- and high-school students in problem-based learning at CAM’s Ag Academy
- Innovative partnerships with K-12 schools, like HORT 100 at Denver’s Bruce Randolph School. Read Story in CSU Magazine
- Pre-entry summer bridge programs
Developing Collaborative Partnerships
To meet learners where they are, even in profession
- Delivery of 2+2, 3+1 and place-based programming – Current partners include Adams State University, Colorado Mesa University and CSU Pueblo; out-of-state partners being explored
- Innovative curriculum including online, non-credit and micro credential opportunities